HE USUALLY goes everywhere by TARDIS - but another form of transport used by Doctor Who has materialised in Hampshire.

The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, has taken delivery of Bessie, a bright yellow car driven by The Doctor after he was banished to Earth by his fellow Time Lords in 1970.

The Edwardian roadster appeared in numerous episodes of the cult sci-fi show and became a firm favourite with viewers.

It boasted several space-age modifications that helped The Doctor save the universe, including an anti-theft force field and a remote control device that allowed him to operate her from a distance.

He also fitted the four-seater with his own registration number - WHO 1 - and named her after his assistant, Liz Shaw.

As fans await the debut of the first female Doctor Who, played by Jodie Whittaker, they can visit Bessie in Beaulieu’s On Screen Cars gallery.

The eye-catching car was initially used by the Third Doctor, played by Jon Pertwee.

Aware of the need to remain mobile in his never-ending battle against the forces of evil, he adopted the vehicle after the Time Lords immobilised the TARDIS.

The car was also driven by the next three doctors, Tom Baker, Peter Davison and Sylvester McCoy, making its final appearance in 1993.

Pertwee went on to star in the hugely-successful Worzel Gummidge, a children’s series made by Southern Television and filmed in the Hampshire countryside.

As with everything in Doctor Who, Bessie is not quite what she seems.

A Beaulieu spokesman said: “She may look like a vintage car but in reality she’s a 1954 Ford Popular 103E fitted with a fibreglass body.

“The engine was low-powered, which meant Bessie was not a fast machine.”

Other vehicles in the On Screen Cars gallery include the flying Ford Anglia from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Del Boy’s three-wheel van from Only Fools and Horses and Mr Bean’s green Mini.